Triumph 800 XC-R

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Bert the tigger, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Bert the tigger

    Bert the tigger Adventurer

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    Will they make it ?????????????? I want one

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  2. Ze_zaskar

    Ze_zaskar Been here awhile

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    Don't know about you guys, but I love the looks of it. Any specs?
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  3. Andylaser

    Andylaser Heavy Metal

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    Excellent and has "fuck off" written all over it.:D
    I want one in flat black.
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  4. Hoologan

    Hoologan Been here awhile

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    Omfg.
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  5. crash!!!

    crash!!! Adventurer

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    Pure awesomeness. But I doubt we would get it in my neck of the woods!! :cry
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  6. markbvt

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  7. spewler

    spewler Not (w)reckless

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    Playing devil's advocate, other than wave rotors, Brembos, Ohlins suspension, and knobbies, what makes the R significantly better than the XC...and at what price? It still has the marginal windshield, welded passenger footpeg brackets, same crash bars, questionable handguards, etc. If they're going to upgrade the XC, do the full Monty and fix the things XC owners complain about (me included).
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  8. Mike_MRS

    Mike_MRS Been here awhile

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    What have the romans ever given us? :evil

    Tubeless rims
    Fully adjustable Ohlins
    Brembos
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  9. Ze_zaskar

    Ze_zaskar Been here awhile

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    Improvements? Well, it looks da shit :lol3
    More seriously, that suspension might be a game changer. Our current 800 class sufers from crappy suspension, I prefer my S10 over a F800GS on open off road any day mostly because of suspensions.

    The Tiger with top notch suspension might be a lot closer to KTM 990 performance.
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  10. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Say what?

    That little lot is probably £2500 worth of kit, if not more, and you want new footpegs?

    I think this 'special' is just that; those gold forks alone give me the horn :evil
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  11. Dekatria

    Dekatria Ad Astra Per Aspera

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    :rofl

    This is the kind of bike Honda should be making, instead of that Cross Tourer.
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  12. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

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    Amen.

    Somebody needs to light the fire under the Honda product planning dept. and then have the bean counters do a reality check on their bottom line pricing. Things are not in sync with reality...... in my humble opinion of course.

    OK, how 'bout an ADV bike with a 900cc narrow angle V-twin built from two CRF450 top ends, an aluminum twin spar main frame with a tubular chrome moly subframe, or just birdcage the whole affair in CrMo. Include a nice 6 gallon fuel tank PLEASE. I'm sure they can source some modern suspenders, binders, and spoked rims from some place. I'd vote for shaft drive but I know many like chains, whatever, just do the rest right.

    You can leave off the dual clutch stuff and space age styling. Make the electro mojo optional, or at least switchable, if possible.
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  13. Ze_zaskar

    Ze_zaskar Been here awhile

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    Honda (or even Yamaha) have the technology and resources to easly build a light and reliable 800/900cc adv bike of this kind, with very good suspenders (they have a enduro bikes division) maybe even keep it under 12.000 or 13.000€. They just don't have the vision...
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  15. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    People nearby are wondering why I just burst out laughing :rofl

    On a (slightly) more serious note....what tyres are those ?
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  17. Fasttrak

    Fasttrak Captain Crash

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    LOL!!!


    Thanks for the hearty chuckle! I am truly as immature as a twelth grader..


    This bike should be built and offered by Triumph as an -R version. I would drive the three hours to put down a cash deposit tomorrow, barring it coming in above 14K.


    K.B.
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  18. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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    I'd be happy with the wheels or something close at an affordable price.

    If they really want to address something that the aftermarket can't/won't, redo the gear ratios to take advantage of the wide, flat torque curve. Lower first as befits an off-road bike and wider ratios up to a taller 6th for putting down the miles. It's my only gripe about the bike.

    Everything on that "-R" is just bolt-ons and could be pieced together if one had the desire and $$$.
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  19. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    They make it. Its called a KTM 990) Adventure:lol3
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  20. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    I agree about the wider gearing for the 800/800XC, that's all it needs to be just about PERFECT.

    The brakes and suspenion on my 800XC are fine and suit the intended use of the bike, after all, it ain't a supersport!

    Regards, Paul
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